San Diego at Colorado

San Diego
W: C. Park (1-0) L: Z. Day (1-2)
HR: SD - None   COL - M. Ojeda (2)

Castilla leads Padres past Rockies with four hits

CBS wire reports

DENVER -- Vinny Castilla still loves hitting at Coors Field.

Castilla's four hits helped the San Diego Padres to a 13-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday.

The former Rockies star was 7-for-13 in the three-game series has a .334 average in 481 games at Coors Field. His average at all other ballparks is .256 in 1,299 games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

"He knows this park as well as anybody," Padres manager Bruce Bochy said. "He had a nice series."

Bochy moved Castilla from seventh to the cleanup spot Wednesday.

"Boy he responded, didn't he?" Bochy said.

On Wednesday, the Padres stranded 14 runners and lost 3-2 in 11 innings. Castilla was 2-for-4 in that one.

"I play good anywhere they put me and help my team win," Castilla said. "No matter where I hit in the lineup, I just try to concentrate and get focused and get a good pitch to hit."

Ben Johnson had a career-high four RBI, Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs and had three hits, and Khalil Greene had two hits, two walks and two RBI.

San Diego had a season-high 19 hits and took two of three from the Rockies after being swept at home by Colorado from April 7-9.

"A lot of guys had good games," Johnson said. "I came up three times today with the bases loaded, so it was nice to be able to get a knock for an extra-base hit and get a couple of (RBI)."

Chan Ho Park (1-0) won for the first time since beating Arizona last Aug. 31. He allowed four runs -- three earned -- and nine hits in seven innings.

"Chan Ho did a great job," Bochy said. "We need him to do what he did."

Zach Day (1-2) gave up eight runs and a career-high 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings. He is 0-3 in five starts at Coors Field, and the runs matched the most he's allowed in the major leagues.

"I threw the ball every where, mostly over the plate, where I didn't want it to go," Day said. "Right now, I don't know why."

Plate umpire Tom Hallion warned both benches after Colorado's Tom Martin hit Brian Giles with a pitch in the in the eighth inning. Park hit Matt Holliday with a pitch earlier.

Day walked three in the first inning, and the Padres took a 4-0 lead on run-scoring singles by Josh Barfield, Castilla, Greene and Johnson.

Todd Helton had a sacrifice fly in the bottom half after Cory Sullivan was trapped in a rundown and stayed on the bases because Greene, San Diego's shortstop, dropped the ball.

Johnson hit a run-scoring, double-play grounder in the third that made it 5-1, then Colorado added three runs in the fourth on Giles' bloop RBI single, Gonzalez's run-scoring grounder and Greene's RBI double.

Miguel Ojeda hit a solo homer in the fifth, and Colorado closed to 8-4 in the sixth when Holliday scored on a wild pitch and Jason Smith hit an RBI grounder.

Gonzalez had a two-run double in the eighth off Martin, and Johnson hit a three-run double against Scott Dohmann.

"We had glimpses of us having breakout innings," Colorado manager Clint Hurdle said. "The breakout never happened."


  • Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Manning and Helton were teammates at Tennessee.
  • Barfield had two triples in the series.
  • Ramon Ramirez had a hit in his first major league at-bat.
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Ben Johnson and Brian Giles enjoy the Padres' 13-run, 19-hit afternoon.  (AP)
Ben Johnson and Brian Giles enjoy the Padres' 13-run, 19-hit afternoon. (AP)

Players of the Game
San Diego

V. Castilla
AB 6
R 3
H 4
HR 0
San Diego

A. Gonzalez
AB 6
R 2
H 3
HR 0

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Josh Barfield, 2B6231021 .300
Brian Giles, RF4321111 .289
Vinny Castilla, 3B6341003 .333
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B6233012 .321
Khalil Greene, SS4122214 .208
Rob Bowen, C3120201 .400
Ben Johnson, CF5024011 .278
Chan Ho Park, P3000013 .000
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2B - Vinny Castilla (3, Martin), Adrian Gonzalez 2 (7, Ramirez, Martin), Khalil Greene (2, Day), Ben Johnson (2, Dohmann)
3B - Josh Barfield (2, Day)
SH - Chan Ho Park (1)
RBI - Josh Barfield (4), Brian Giles (4), Vinny Castilla (7), Adrian Gonzalez 3 (9), Khalil Greene 2 (12), Ben Johnson 4 (5)
2-OUT RBI - Khalil Greene (2)
SB - Dave Roberts (3, 2nd base off Day/Ojeda), Josh Barfield (4, 2nd base off Day/Ojeda)
Team LOB - 11
DP - Barfield-Greene-Gonzalez, Greene-Barfield-Gonzalez
PB - Rob Bowen (2)
E - Khalil Greene (2, missed catch)
San Diego Padres
Chan Ho Park (W,1-0) 7943141 4.86
Dewon Brazelton 2000000 18.36
HBP - Holliday (by Chan Ho Park)
Pitches-Strikes - Chan Ho Park 104-69, Dewon Brazelton 22-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chan Ho Park 6-10, Dewon Brazelton 5-1
Batters Faced - Chan Ho Park 31, Dewon Brazelton 6
Colorado Rockies
Cory Sullivan, CF5120001 .286
Jamey Carroll, SS4020000 .278
Todd Helton, 1B3001014 .347
Garrett Atkins, 3B4000004 .375
Matt Holliday, LF3100010 .241
Brad Hawpe, RF3110110 .352
Jason Smith, 2B4011000 .394
Miguel Ojeda, C4111001 .286
Zach Day, P1000010 .000
    Ramon Ramirez, P10100001.000
   a- Choo Freeman, PH1010000 .214
    Tom Martin, P0000000 .000
    Scott Dohmann, P0000000 .000
   b- Eli Marrero, PH1000000 .357
a-singled for Ramirez in the 6th
b-grounded out for Dohmann in the 9th
2B - Cory Sullivan (5, Park), Brad Hawpe (3, Park)
HR - Miguel Ojeda (2, Park)
SF - Todd Helton (1)
RBI - Todd Helton (9), Jason Smith (8), Miguel Ojeda (6)
Team LOB - 6
Outfield Assists - Cory Sullivan 1
DP - Smith-Carroll-Helton
Colorado Rockies
Zach Day (L,1-2) 3.21188410 10.80
Ramon Ramirez 2.1200040 0.00
Tom Martin 1.1333010 6.00
Scott Dohmann 1.2322220 10.80
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Pitches-Strikes - Zach Day 83-44, Ramon Ramirez 36-25, Tom Martin 20-12, Scott Dohmann 49-28
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Zach Day 4-4, Ramon Ramirez 2-1, Tom Martin 2-1
Batters Faced - Zach Day 24, Ramon Ramirez 9, Tom Martin 8, Scott Dohmann 10
Game Information
Attendance - 18827
Game Time - 3:11
Temperature - 52
Umpires - Home - Tom Hallion, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - Jim Wolf, Third Base - Joe West